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If you are about to start a family with your spouse, you will often hear about "family planning." But what really does it mean? Family planning is often understood as prevention of pregnancy. However, it is more than just that. Read on for more.

Norah Elizabeth Walsh, MD
(505) 865-3373
111 Sandoval Rd SW
Los Lunas, NM
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nm Sch Of Med, Albuquerque Nm 87131
Graduation Year: 1984

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Rebecca M Leonard
(505) 563-6392
1100 Central Ave Se
Albuquerque, NM
Specialty
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

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William Arthur Harrison, MD
(505) 888-0443
4273 Montgomery Blvd NE Ste 201
Albuquerque, NM
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Auto De Ciudad Juarez, Esc De Med, Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: Albuquerque Reg Med Ctr, Albuquerque, Nm; Presbyterian Hospital, Albuquerque, Nm

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Leandro X Centenera
(575) 885-0995
2420 W Pierce St
Carlsbad, NM
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Victoria Garcia, MD
4005 High Resort Blvd SE
Rio Rancho, NM
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nm Sch Of Med, Albuquerque Nm 87131
Graduation Year: 2000

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James Lee Cross, MD
(505) 254-2508
3040 Mackland Ave NE
Albuquerque, NM
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1955
Hospital
Hospital: Northside Hosp, Atlanta, Ga
Group Practice: Cherokee Women's Obstetrics

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Catherine Kemmer, MD
(505) 522-4767
2100 S Triviz Dr
Las Cruces, NM
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1982

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John Armond Bennett
(505) 858-1222
8210 Louisiana Blvd. Ne
Albuquerque, NM
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Lydia E Prado, MD
(505) 843-6767
5601 Fulton Ct NE Ste 201
Albuquerque, NM
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pr Sch Of Med, San Juan Pr 00936
Graduation Year: 1970

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Dr.Elizabeth Garcia
(505) 843-6168
6320 Riverside Plaza Ln NW
Albuquerque, NM
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1994
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Family Planning, What Family Planning Means for Dads and Moms

Family Planning - What Dads and Moms Need to Know


If you are about to start a family with your spouse, you will often hear about "family planning". But what really does it mean? Family planning is often understood as prevention of pregnancy. However, it is more than just that.

What Family Planning Really Means

Family planning refers to:
  • Deciding how many children you will have
  • Planning when to have a child and the time interval between children
  • Selecting suitable birth control methods to prevent pregnancy

What Family Planning Does NOT Mean

Due to lack of information on family planning, many couples may make decisions that can haunt them for life. Here is what you should know about family planning:

Family Planning is NOT a one-man show

Family planning is a joint decision between the husband and wife . It is important to make informed decisions based on your as well as your spouse's needs. For this, couples should work toward developing an open communication channel between both partners with consideration for each other's feelings and desires.
  • Talk about your desires and aspirations.
  • Listen to your partner to understand his or her needs.
  • Build trust by respecting your partner's feelings and accepting differences in opinion.

It is also important to speak to a family planning counselor who can guide you and your spouse through the various birth control options available and help you evaluate the pros and cons of each.

Family planning decisions are NOT universal

Each couple is different and has different needs. What may be right for you may not be right for another couple. Your family planning decisions may depend on several factors, including personal finances, health issues, and the time you and your spouse can devote for your future children.

Family planning is NOT only about abstinence

One reason many couples opt out of family planning is because they believe it involves refraining from sex. While abstinence is one of the best birth control methods, there are many other options that you can use and still enjoy a satisfying sex life.

Here are some common birth control methods and their effectiveness (according to the Family Planning Council).

Birth Control Method Effectiveness or Chances of NOT Getting Pregnant
Condoms (for males and females) 86% - 97% for male condoms
79% - 95% for female condoms
Diaphragm...

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